Some friends visiting Vietnam made me discover this website: Bao Lau.
What first interested me (and surprised me) – which I want to share with you – was that it is now possible to make a train reservation online, exactly like we all do with airlines, without having to go to the departing station or without having a third party doing it for you. Even for a return trip.
You simply go online, book your trip, pay by credit card, print the voucher, and go to the train station where they will print your actual ticket. No waiting in line. Et voilà!
The rail network in Vietnam made its grand entrance into the modern era of the 21st century.
They are still lacking dining cars worthy of the name.
The site is very well done and very useful, but only for travel in Vietnam and Cambodia. It's a beginning…
Here you get more information.